Holiday Health: Best Vegan/Vegetarian Alternatives For Thanksgiving Dinner

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Holiday season is upon us, which means it’s time for food, fun and family. When it comes to Thanksgiving, Americans are use to the traditional holiday meal, which is usually centered around a large, roasted Turkey, and a few side dishes to accompany it. But as time goes on and technology becomes more advanced, folks have more access to information and knowledge that could potentially save their lives — especially when it comes to what they eat.

After all, millennials have been deemed the “wellness generation,” by Sanford. According to reports, Americans are eating a modestly healthier diet now than they were a decade ago. Sanford Health reports:

“Technology has enabled greater access to wellness information and has put personal health monitoring into the palms of their hands. Millennials use apps and technology to stay healthy; and while they are earning less than older generations, they are spending more on health and fitness. They are eating healthier and exercising more than previous generations. They smoke less. Almost half consider healthy eating a lifestyle choice as opposed to a goal-driven diet.

So it should come as no surprise that holiday meals look a bit different these days then when Grandma use to make it. In honor of Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, take a look a these cool, vegetarian and vegan alternatives for your family this holiday season.

Turkey Alternatives

Actress and influencer Tabitha Brown gave her followers a few Vegan Turkey Substitute ideas for the holiday season. Below are a few more easy alternatives and even simpler recipes:

Plant Based Turkey

Tofu Turkey

Tofu Stir Fry

Vegan Portobello Pot Roast

BBQ Pulled Jackfruit

Side Dishes

When it comes to side dishes, the opportunities are endless. Check out these swift and taste side dish options and recipes.

Vegan Mac & Cheese

Cauliflower Mac

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Cauliflower Wedges

Loaded Sweet potatoes

Stuffed Butternut Squash


What’s a holiday without a sweet treat after fulfilling meal? Check out these Vegan/Vegetarian options for a sweet and healthy Thanksgiving dessert.

Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Vegan Apple Cobbler

Dairy- Free Cheesecake

Gluten Free Coconut Pumpkin Bread

Need more healthy, holiday inspiration? Check out some of Tabitha Brown’s insightful Vegan, Tik Tok videos.

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